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August 17, 2018

Live large: butter your toast on BOTH sides

Why did no one ever tell us you could do this?

How come I had to discover it for myself yesterday?

It's way more than twice as good.

File under "Better late than never."

P.S. Other things you can do (or not do, as the case may be) that no one mentions:

• Don't bother putting your account number on checks like the payment slip instructs (they'll do it for you, trust me — think they're not gonna cash your check otherwise? Besides which, it helps fight unemployment)

• Use a postage stamp that's missing a piece 'cause you were unable to separate it properly from its neighbors — I've never had such a letter with a messed-up stamp come back to me marked "Insufficient postage" (or marked anything else for that matter)

You got one too? Post a comment.

August 17, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Where the people are: 2018

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No matter how often I see this sort of graphic*, I'm always amazed at how many people China and India have relative to all other countries.

It only stands to reason that these two rising powers have within their borders and futures a huge store of the great minds and ideas of the 21st century.

I've said it before, I'll say it again: the first person on Mars will be Chinese.

*Looks just like the bar graph of a product** with great Amazon reviews

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**Fiskars shovel

[via GapMinder]

August 17, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Origami Wrap

Crane 2

From the website:



We're sitting there, after all the presents have been opened, looking at all the paper.

What can we do with this mess?


Make some origami?

Et voilà! Origami Wrap was born.


Origami Wrap gives a second life to wrapping paper.

Just tear or cut along the dotted lines, and follow the numbered instructions to make a Crane, Dog, Iris, Frog, Balloon, or Fish.



Five 20" x 30" sheets: $10.

August 17, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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